Endeavour to be like the Morning Sun
Now sailing upon the circadian tide
Who grants warmth to the world when it’s earned none,
Without a sound and without hint of pride,
Who lights the land as unversed lovers love,
Demanding nothing, save to give yet more,
And performs his splendid duty above,
Amid times of peace and mid times of war,
Though, not aloft over mountains and men,
But down on earth among the mortal crowd,
Not throning on the tall seat of heaven
Enwrapped in the fleece of a blushing cloud,
But in all the lowly, gloomy places
To warm and brighten despondent faces.

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Published: Oct 13, 2018
Michael Shindler
Michael Shindler is a writer living in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in The American Conservative, The American Spectator, the Washington Examiner, and Townhall. Mr. Shindler is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he studied Economics and Political Science. He is also an alum of the Charles Koch Institute’s Policy Fellowship and America’s Future Foundation’s Writing Fellowship.
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